Property News & Views
Looking to add value to your home? Buy a garden hut. —
15th Mar 2018
I get asked by property owners what can they do enhance the value of their
property without going overboard on costs.
simple answer for the inside of a house is basic decorating if it needs it. I was
asked to attend a house in Chalfont St Peter that had been on the
market for over 6 months with another estate agent. The hall, stairs and
landing were painted in deep red and when you walked in the house it felt very dark.
I advised the client to take the house off the market for a bit, paint all the deep red
with white paint and we sold the house soon after. Did that add any value? Not doing the work would have resulted in taking a lower offer - so yes
When it comes to the outside, the garden hut is the feature which adds the most
value to a property followed by the patio. The hut needs to be a good size,
preferably not too small and with power sockets and light. So how does a garden
hut contribute to someones desire to buy your house and pay a bit more? Its that sense of
escaping without having to go very far. Everyone has different ideas about what
they would use a hut for. The imagination wanders and the sense of what
might be takes over. Whether it be potting up, writing (think of Roald Dahl)
or somewhere for the kids to play, work from home, it doesnt matter.
recent survey revealed 62% of Brits would be deterred from buying a house if it
didnt have a hut or garden big enough to put one up.
a decent hut with a good quality patio and fencing adds even more value to your
home as demand for outdoor space and working from home increases, you really cant go wrong.
the 30 plus years I have been selling houses I have advised hundreds of local
people where best to invest in their homes. If you are thinking of moving house
or just need some friendly advice about an extension you're planning, feel free to give me a call on 01494 870 633.